Frommer's Portable Napa & Sonoma

Frommer's Portable Napa & Sonoma

by Erika Lenkert

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Overview

Frommer's Portable Napa & Sonoma by Erika Lenkert

Put the Best of Napa & Sonoma in Your Pocket

  • With insider tips on tasting, buying, and shipping wine.

  • Outspoken opinions on what's worth your time and what's not.

  • Exact prices, so you can plan the perfect trip no matter what your budget.

  • Off-the-beaten-path experiences and undiscovered gems, plus new takes on top attractions.

  • The best hotels, restaurants, and wineries in every price range, with candid reviews.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470144367
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/21/2008
Series: Frommer's Portable Series , #147
Pages: 204
Product dimensions: 4.26(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

A native San Franciscan, Erika Lenkert spends her time traipsing through San Francisco and across the globe in search of adventure and great food. She has written for Travel + Leisure, Food & Wine, Bride’s, Wine Country Living, San Francisco Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, and Time Out. Her latest work is an entertaining and cooking guide called The Last-Minute Party Girl: Fashionable, Fearless, and Foolishly Simple Entertaining (www.lastminutepartygirl.com), which mixes fun, humor, and recipes into a tasty, useful guide to living large, Bay Area–style.

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Table of Contents

List of Maps.

1 The Best of the Wine Country.

1 The Best Wineries.

2 The Best Winery Tours for First-Timers.

3 The Best Experiences beyond the Wineries.

4 The Best Luxury Hotels & Inns.

5 The Best Moderately Priced Accommodations.

6 The Best Restaurants.

2 The Wine Country Experience (John Thoreen).

1 Introducing Napa Valley & Sonoma Valley.

2 Winemaking 101.

3 How to Wine-Taste like a Pro.

3 Planning Your Trip to the Wine Country.

1 Visitor Information & Maps.

2 When to Go.

3 Money Matters.

Festivities to Plan Your Trip Around: The Wine Country’s Best Annual Events.

4 Getting There.

5 Getting Around.

6 Strategies for Touring the Wine Country.

7 The Ins & Outs of Shipping Wine Home.

Fast Facts: The Wine Country.

4 Napa Valley.

1 Orientation & Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Napa Valley.

2 Touring the Wineries.

3 More to See & Do.

Up, Up & Away.

4 Where to Stay.

5 Where to Dine.

6 Where to Stock Up for a Picnic & Where to Enjoy It.

5 Sonoma Valley.

1 Orientation & Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Sonoma Valley.

2 Touring the Wineries.

3 More to See & Do.

The Super Spa.

4 Where to Stay.

5 Where to Dine.

6 Where to Stock Up for a Picnic & Where to Enjoy It.

6 Northern Sonoma County.

1 Orientation & Getting Around.

Fast Facts: Northern Sonoma.

2 Touring the Wineries.

The Ways of Wine Clubs.

3 More to See & Do.

4 Where to Stay.

5 Where to Dine.

6 Where to Stock Up for a Picnic & Where to Enjoy It.

Appendix: Grape Varietals in the Wine Country.

1 Major Grape Varietals.

2 Lesser-Known Grape Varietals.

Index.

General Index.

Accommodations Index.

Restaurant Index.

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